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Michigan officials urge voters to hand-deliver ballots


Michigan officials are urging voters to hand-deliver their absentee ballots.

Officials say given concerns about delays with the US Postal Service, it’s already too late to mail absentee ballots.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says residents should utilize drop boxes instead of the mail.

“Because an absentee ballot has got to be received into the hands of your local clerk by 8 pm on November 3rd, on election day,” she said. “If you have your absentee ballot sitting at home it’s just too late to get it into the mail, we’ve had too many issues with mail delays.”

The Attorney General said there are many mechanisms in place to prevent voter fraud and any assertions that the election results can’t be trusted just aren’t true.

Nessel added that election results might not come in on election night.

“If you hearing something about how you can’t trust the results of the election it’s simply not true,” she said. “There are a million different mechanisms in place to catch that. However, be prepared, we’re not going to know who the election winner is on election night.”

The Attorney General said her office will be standing by on election day to handle any incidences of voter intimidation at the polls.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, more than three million residents have requested absentee ballots. Two million have already been returned.